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Summaries of the governor's races on the ballot in 36 states

Sep. 23, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first...

German anti-abortion activist loses case against injunctions

Sep. 20, 2018 6:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a German anti-abortion activist's case against injunctions ordering him to stop referring to abortions performed by various doctors as "aggravated murder" and comparing them with the Holocaust. The Strasbourg, France-based court ruled Thursday...

Judge to consider suspending Idaho's abortion reporting law

Sep. 18, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to issue a preliminary injunction blocking a new Idaho law requiring doctors to report extensive personal information to the state about women who have had abortions. The law, which took effect July 1, requires health care providers to disclose...

Evangelicals, growing force in Brazil, to impact elections

Sep. 14, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a Brazilian presidential election marked by uncertainties, there is little doubt about one thing: Evangelical voters will have a major impact. They could tip the balance thanks to their growing numbers, presence in remote areas and poor neighborhoods and organizational muscle,...

Louisiana abortion clinic wants regulatory rewrite nullified

Sep. 12, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana abortion clinic asked a state judge Wednesday to throw out a 2015 state rewrite of clinic regulations, saying the health department ignored the rules for making such changes. Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport argues that the Louisiana Department of Health...

Planned Parenthood picks Chinese-born doctor as new leader

Sep. 12, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese immigrant who fled her native country when she was 8 was named Wednesday as Planned Parenthood's new president, the first doctor to hold the post in five decades. Dr. Leana Wen will assume the role Nov. 12, six days after midterm elections in which Planned Parenthood's political...

Sen. Collins mum on Kavanaugh vote as pressure grows

Sep. 8, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The end of contentious confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has shifted the focus back to potential swing votes like Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. If Collins votes yes, then he is likely confirmed. She and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wrong on economy and treason

Sep. 8, 2018 8:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inaccurately claimed the strongest economic record ever as he capped a week featuring varied misrepresentations from the White House and in hearings for his Supreme Court nominee. A look at recent rhetoric and how it compares with the facts: ECONOMY TRUMP: "The...

Senate concludes Kavanaugh hearing; confirmation likely

Sep. 7, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two marathon days questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, senators concluded his confirmation hearing Friday by listening to others talk about him — friends stressing his fairness and warmth but opponents warning he'd roll back abortion rights and shield President...

New Housley campaign ad features NHL Hall of Fame husband

Sep. 7, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Karin Housley launched a campaign ad Friday that invokes her husband's hockey celebrity as she tries to close the gap in her race with Democratic U.S. Sen. Tina Smith. The ad, which is set in a hockey rink, features Housley speaking to the camera about learning the values of...